Meet our 2020 student stars!

It’s our favorite time of the year–Launch Scholarship Season! Every spring, we proudly honor two rising design students from UNT Communication Design with a $1,000 scholarship. And while 2020 has sent many students into the virtual world of studying, creating, designing and working from home, that didn’t stop this year’s recipients from coming through with an amazing lineup of inspiring work.

After an online portfolio review of selected junior design majors, we have selected Taylor Hill and Hana Snell as our 2020 Launch Scholarship recipients. Both were honored on May 17 at the first virtual home graduation ceremony in the history of the College of Visual Arts and Design. Taylor was recognized for best art direction and Hana was awarded for best design portfolio.

Launch established the annual scholarship in 2007 to inspire creative excellence and make a positive impact on the caliber of graduates who will, inturn, positively impact our design and advertising community. 

Hana Snell – Winner Design Portfolio

Taylor Hill – Winner Art Direction

Congrats to Taylor and Hana! May their talent continue to soar!


10-year anniversary of Launch Scholarship awards announced at UNT Graduation

The 2016 Launch Scholarships were awarded at the UNT Communication Design graduation ceremony in May. This is the 10th year that Dallas advertising agency Launch has awarded $1,000 scholarships to the top junior design and art direction portfolios. This year’s winners were Anna Price for graphic design and Nicholas Begley for art direction. Associate Dean Eric Ligon said, “The Communication Design Program in the College of Visual Arts and Design has greatly appreciated the ongoing support of the Launch Agency these past ten years. The Launch Awards have provided not only significant financial support to 20 students over the years but, in the process, great encouragement that makes these young designers even hungrier to achieve success.” Launch Scholarship winners Anna Price and Nic Begley